Modi gets off car to greet spectators

KATHMANDU: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stunned the security personnel and others as he got off his bulletproof car and walked down the road greeting the spectators who had stood at both the sides of road at New Baneshwar this afternoon.

After meeting Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at Singhadurbar, Modi had headed to the Constituent Assembly building amid very tight security arrangements when he stopped for the manoeuvre.

Some of his commandos were seen jumping off their vehicles and rushing to escort and provide security to the Indian prime minister outside the CA premises.

Local security personnel had to negotiate with the crowd to prevent chaos as Modi waved hands and shook hands with some of the spectators.

Modi got off his car to greet the public at New Baneshwar. Photo: THT Online

Subsequently, Modi entered the CA premises and met Speaker Subas Chandra.

Later, Modi repeated the manoeuvre at Gaushala and Chabahil while returning to the Hyatt Regency Hotel after addressing the Parliament.

The Indian prime minister is provided with the “Z-plus” security, which consists of a carcade with 27 vehicles in his convoy, guarded by over 35 commandos with sophisticated guns and communication-gadgets.

The Z-plus is the highest level security arrangement, which is offered to the VVIPs based on the threat perception.